Netflix has already gotten into the game of live-action anime adaptations with the likes of Cowboy Bebop and Death Note, with the streaming service currently working on new series for the likes of Avatar The Last Airbender, Yu Yu Hakusho, and One Piece. With the latter currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, one major actor has bid farewell to production as the series looks to adapt the earliest stories of the Grand Line that took place in both the manga and the anime.
With Eiichiro Oda set to be an executive producer on the first live-action adaptation of the series, Netflix cast actor Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, the cook that had a major effect on the life of Sanji and helped in fostering the love of cooking that the Vinsmoke had. The actor has acted in more than a few movies and television series, with Fairbrass also having roles in some major video games such as Call of Duty, Far Cry, and the upcoming Star Citizen to name a few. With the live-action series looking to adapt the earliest adventures of the Straw Hats, it's no surprise to see that Zeff is set to play a role as the Straw Hats begin to assemble in this new universe.
Craig Fairbrass himself took to his Official Twitter Account to thank Cape Town, the locale where filming is currently underway for One Piece's Netflix series, and reflect on the work that he did as the mentor to Sanji who had quite the impressive debut within the earliest installments of the Shonen franchise:
Recently, Netflix's One Piece announced that some new actors have been added to the upcoming adaptation, including Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk, Chioma Umeala as Nojiko, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Celeste Zoots as Kaya, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, and Alexander Mantis as Klahadore. The Straw Hat Pirates for this upcoming take on the world of the Grand Line currently include Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji.
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